한국치위생학회

Factors affecting radiation safety management practice of radiation workers in dental medical institutions

Eun-Gyeong Lee   Gye-Won Jang1   Dae-Cheol Kweon2   Kyeong-Hee Lee3,*   

1Department of Dental Hygiene, Jeonbuk Science College
2Department of Dental Hygiene, Jin-Ju Health College
3Department of Radiological Science, Shin-han University
4Department of Dental Hygiene, Shin-han University

Abstract

Objectives: To establish foundations for reinforcing radiation safety management in dental facilities. Methods: This study investigated the status of radiation safety management among radiation workers in dental facilities nationwide for a period of six months from July to December in 2018 and analyzed the factors that affect their compliance with radiation safety measures. Results: Compliance with safety measures was higher in the Honam region (p<0.01) and Yeongnam region (p<0.01), in university hospitals and general hospitals (p<0.05), along with an increasing perception of the importance of safety management (p<0.001). Conclusions: It is important to strengthen education about radiation safety management, develop a radiation safety guideline that could be reasonably applied to dental institutions, and implement relevant regulations or legal grounds to promote compliance with these measures.

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